24 Jan 2014 10:58am

PwC offers record graduate places

The Big Four firm has increased its number of UK graduate places by 30% this year

One of the country’s top graduate recruiters will take on 1,450 new places as confidence has returned professional services.

The biggest increase will be in the firm’s consulting practice which is doubling the number of graduate roles and in the assurance practice which will see a 19% rise in graduate opportunities, said PwC. There will also be roles on offer in its offices across the UK in tax, assurance, actuarial, legal, consulting and advisory practices.

Gaenor Bagley, PwC head of people, said, “We held our nerve through the downturn and maintained our graduate recruitment levels in a tough economic environment. This has positioned us well for a return of market confidence. Our ambitious recruitment plans this year reflect our confidence in our growth, and the role we see graduates playing in delivering that growth.”

The firm has filled 50% of its graduate roles for spring and autumn 2014. With around 700 roles still available the second recruitment campaign for this university year 2013/14. It reported a record number if applicants in August.

Last year PwC lost its place as the UK’s largest recruiter. Teach First, a scheme that recruits graduates to teach in deprived areas, pushed it to second, followed closely by Deloitte in third place. Other Big Four firms KPMG and EY were both also listed in the top ten.

Raymond Doherty


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